Q. It hurts to bite. What can be the reason and what medication can be taken?

Answered by
Dr. Honey Nandwani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 14, 2018 and last reviewed on: Nov 25, 2022

Hello doctor,

Yesterday, I got hit in my mouth, and this has affected my front teeth. It hurt when I bite down or touch it. I am seeing my dentist tomorrow. Do you have any idea what this is in the meantime?



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If it hurts to bite, then there can be many causes. A few of them are listed here.

  1. It can be just a minor injury that can heal in a few days.
  2. There can be a fracture in the crown or root of the teeth.
  3. If there is mobility, there can be either tooth or alveolar bone fracture.

So, an X-ray can help in confirmation. Kindly get an X-ray done and upload the report to me.

If there is pain, I suggest you take painkillers like Ibuprofen. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.

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